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    KTVA Weather Lab: Baxter Elementary School

    by Melissa Frey on Mar 21, 13:09

    In this week’s KTVA Weather Lab, I visited Baxter Elementary School in Anchorage, where the third-graders are working together to learn more about meteorology. I also answer the weather question of the week and explain where the clouds and northern lights are in the atmosphere. Every Tuesday, Melissa Frey will take the KTVA Weather Lab to a classroom in […]

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    Alaska Weather Forecast – March 20, 2017

    by Rachael Penton on Mar 20, 15:47

    Happy Spring! The vernal equinox occurred at 2:28 a.m., marking the start of the season. We can expect a mixture of sunshine and clouds today, with afternoon high temperatures in the upper 20s. We’ll continue to see quiet, sunny conditions for the rest of the week with below normal temperatures for the next six to […]

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    Spring is here, but where are the warming temperatures?

    by Rachael Penton on Mar 20, 12:29

    Spring is underway in Alaska, but where are the spring-like temperatures? Although Monday marks the official start of astronomical spring, meteorologists and climatologists categorize spring as the months of March, April, and May. That’s because weather patterns usually begin to change in March, with temperatures on the upswing. Although temperatures begin slowly rising this month in […]

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    Alaska Weather Forecast – March 16, 2017

    by Rachael Penton on Mar 16, 13:32

    We’ll see partly sunny skies again today in Anchorage, with more sunshine by the afternoon. Winds will weaken through the day as well, and should stay generally light heading into the end of the week. Expect afternoon highs in the low 20s. Today we gain 5 minutes and 44 seconds of daylight, making our day […]

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    Alaska Weather Forecast – March 15, 2017

    by Rachael Penton on Mar 15, 12:14

    We’ll see a mixture of clouds and sunshine today in Anchorage, with afternoon highs near 20 degrees. The breeze continues today at 10 to 20 mph, with gusts up to 30 mph. The wind will finally begin to weaken tomorrow, with more sunshine returning. Today we gain 5 minutes and 44 seconds of daylight, making […]

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    Winter storm update: Snow, sleet blast mid-Atlantic, Northeast

    by CBS/AP on Mar 14, 20:39

    A blustery late-season storm clobbered the Northeast with sleet and heavy snow Tuesday, crippling much of the Washington-to-Boston corridor after a stretch of unusually mild winter weather that had people thinking spring was already here. The National Weather Service downgraded its blizzard warning Tuesday morning for the New York City area, where schools and businesses […]

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    Alaska Weather Forecast – March 14, 2017

    by Rachael Penton on Mar 14, 14:52

    Sunny, breezy conditions continue in Anchorage today. We’ll see winds out of the north at 10 to 20 mph, with gusts up to 35 mph at times. The higher wind gusts will mostly be confined to West Anchorage. Expect afternoon high temperatures in the mid 20s. Today we gain 5 minutes and 44 seconds of […]

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    Alaska Weather Forecast – March 13, 2017

    by Rachael Penton on Mar 13, 13:41

    The sunshine continues today in Anchorage, along with breezy conditions. We can expect afternoon highs near 30 degrees, but the wind will keep it feeling chillier in most spots. We’ll see north winds of 10 to 20 mph, with gusts of 30 to 35 mph at times. We’ll see the breeze stick around through at […]

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    Winter weather continues in southeast Alaska, dry in Southcentral

    by Melissa Frey on Mar 12, 23:18

    Winter storm warning in effect for southeast Alaska While much of the state continues to see clear and mild weather, the same cannot be said for the Southeast. An area of low pressure is delivering snow and rain to the area. The National Weather Service in Juneau reported 6 inches has fallen since 7 a.m. […]

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    Alaska Weather Forecast – March 11, 2017

    by KTVA Weather on Mar 11, 18:54

    The southeast will see heavy snow Sunday afternoon and evening. Juneau is looking at 6 to 12 inches, and Ketchikan will likely see 3 to 6 inches of snow, then more than an inch of rain by Sunday night. Clear skies are expected to continue one more full day in Southcentral. We’ll see increasing clouds […]

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    Heavy snow hits Southeast Alaska

    by Melissa Frey on Mar 08, 21:12

    Anchorage has yet to see a single snowflake in the month of March, but the same can’t be said for the Southeast. It was a slow start to the season in the southern inner channels, but they’re making up for lost time this week. The climate records for this area are tracked on Annette Island, […]

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    Alaska Weather Forecast – March 8, 2017

    by Rachael Penton on Mar 08, 13:27

    More sunshine in Anchorage today, with afternoon highs in the low 20s. It will still feel pretty chilly though, with northerly winds of 10 to 15 mph, and gusts of 25 to 35 mph — mostly near the airport. Breezy conditions will continue tonight, with winds tapering off tomorrow. Today we gain 5 minutes and 44 […]

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    Bogoslof Volcano erupts again, sends ash cloud over Aleutians

    by Associated Press on Mar 08, 10:18

    An Alaska volcano that’s been active since mid-December has erupted again with an ash cloud that could threaten airliners. The Alaska Volcano Observatory says Bogoslof Volcano in the Aleutian Islands started erupting at 10:36 p.m. Tuesday and sent up an ash cloud to 35,000 feet. The eruption was marked by seismic activity and lightning that […]

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    Alaska Weather Forecast – March 7, 2017

    by Rachael Penton on Mar 07, 12:42

    The temperature dropped to negative 8 degrees at the Anchorage airport this morning, which is the coldest March temperature since March 10, 1999! That’s nowhere near the daily record of negative 24 degrees, but still pretty impressive. Temperatures throughout other parts of the bowl were even colder, with Merrill Field dipping to negative 13 degrees. […]

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    KTVA Weather Lab: Creekside Park Elementary

    by Melissa Frey on Mar 07, 12:20

    In this week’s KTVA Weather Lab, I take you behind the scenes in the news studio! I visited Creekside Park Elementary School in Anchorage, where the third-graders are using songs to help them remember their weather lessons. These young scientists have a solid foundation in meteorology but were curious about the science of TV! While I was there, they asked […]

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    Today was the coldest March morning in Anchorage since 1999

    by Rachael Penton on Mar 07, 11:13

    Notice an extra chill in the air this morning? Southcentral Alaska experienced one of the coldest March mornings in nearly two decades. The temperature at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport dipped to 8 degrees below zero just before 8 a.m. Although that’s nowhere near the daily record of 24 degrees below zero, set in 1971, it […]

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    High winds lead to vehicle, roof damage in Valdez

    by Melissa Frey on Mar 06, 18:47

    Chilly temperatures, high winds and blowing snow — just another day in Valdez, but it’s caused some damage. The winds started picking up early Thursday morning and haven’t really let up since. People in Valdez are enduring wind gusts between 50 and 80 mph and a peak wind gust on the scale of a category two […]

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    Alaska Weather Forecast – March 6, 2017

    by Rachael Penton on Mar 06, 12:31

    Our sunny, chilly weather looks to continue for at least another week! Expect morning lows in the single digits, with some spots below zero. Afternoon highs will start out in the teens today and tomorrow, warming into the low 20s by the end of the week, with 30s this weekend. Today we gain 5 minutes […]

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    KTVA Weather Lab: Ursa Minor Elementary School

    by Melissa Frey on Feb 28, 15:44

    In this week’s KTVA Weather Lab, I visited Ursa Minor Elementary School, which is located on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Third-graders in Mrs. Cross and Mrs. Condry’s classes are learning why our weather here in Alaska is not as warm as other places they’ve been. While I was there, they asked me the Weather Lab Question of […]

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    Alaska Weather Forecast – Feb. 27, 2017

    by Melissa Frey on Feb 27, 18:48

    After several days of high temperatures in the 20s and 30s, much colder air will move from north to south across the state. Clouds are clearing over Southcentral and temperatures will drop to the single digits in the Valley and western Kenai Peninsula, and teens in the Anchorage Bowl tonight. We’ll also see strong north […]